3 backup quarterback options for Jalen Hurts for Eagles to consider in free agency

Could Philadelphia bring back a familiar face to serve as Hurts' backup?

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Carson Wentz

They wouldn't, would they?

Wentz left Philadelphia on rough terms back in 2021 after he was replaced by Hurts as the team's starter and ultimately traded to Indianapolis.

However, a lot of time has passed since then, and Wentz is clearly a backup-caliber quarterback at this point in his career after brief stints with the Colts, Commanders and Rams. That wasn't clearly the case the first time around. Plus, most of the players he previously shared a locker room with in Philadelphia have moved on elsewhere, so there likely wouldn't be any lingering bad blood.

Wentz is already familiar with the city and the organization, plus he's still viewed favorably by many in the fanbase thanks to his contributions during Philadelphia's Super Bowl run in 2017.

Over the course of his career, Wentz has thrown for 22,292 yards and 153 touchdowns (compared to 67 interceptions), and at 31 years old, he probably still has some gas left in the tank. Talent-wise, he's probably one of the best backup options available.

This move would obviously rub some fans the wrong way, but there would be absolutely no quarterback controversy at this stage of Wentz's career. He would be in Philadelphia to support Hurts, and there's no reason to think that he wouldn't approach the opportunity like a true professional in order to further his own professional career.